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Starting my restoration of a 1975 DC - Bowie

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 75DCResto, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Wait till you bank account has turn to ash then you know you have burned some money and you have none left:eek:;)
    It's looking good by the way:)
     
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  2. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    I’m liking the colour - looking forward to seeing it!
     
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  3. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Love the colour!
     
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  4. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Late reply but Wolf at Volkscourt Thomastown has two steering wheels both in good condition ( 1 has been restored).

    Cheers
    Mark
     
  5. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    It's been a while since I've given an update.

    Not much has happened over the last few months, but we are back into it. Underside of the dual cab is now painted.
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  6. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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  7. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    Haven't posted in a while. Thought I would update since it has just got some paint as of two days ago.

    Enjoy.

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  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    WOW......no ripples there.

    Love the colour.
    Looks very Porsche Talbot Yellow
     
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  9. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Love it! :)
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nice:).
    Cheers
     
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  11. onetrackwonder

    onetrackwonder Well-Known Member

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    That looks awesome, great work, cheers Greg
     
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  12. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Cheers, the colour is called Marino Yellow.
     
  13. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    What ever you call it ,it looks absolutely fab. It going to be a special ride thats for sure .well done.;)
     
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  14. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Got my new loom in the post today. Took me a while to source one as I wanted one as close to factory as possible. I finally found Volksgoods in the UK buried on page 5 of a google search.

    The Loom itself has been checked out my an auto electrician friend and he has told me it looks very well made and of high quality, the colours are all correct vw colours that match my old loom. They added some customisation that I required for fog lights and a sound system and a lock out as well.

    I sent them my old loom and fusebox and they have returned it fully connected with any old plugs able to be reused already wired in. It comes with some very comprehensive instructions as well. Overall very pleased with it. I was starting to get desperate to find one and was considering trying to source a second hand replacement since the one I bought with the car was not serviceable.

    All up it cost me about £405.00 plus about 50 AUD of shipping

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  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Geez....... considering what you have bought and what it will provide...... that seems like money well spent
     
  16. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a ridiculous amount of work that goes in to making a wiring loom and an effectively bespoke one like this is even more special. Well done and money well spent.

    Adrian
     
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  17. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Onto the interior now, while I wait for my mechanic to get through his backlog

    Seat are getting rebuilt and upholstered by Volkstrim in Melboure. Seat were not in good shape, lots of broken springs, termite mounds, red dust and rust. Off to sandblaster!
     
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  18. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Ouch $
     
  19. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Wiring loom installation day. Daunting mess of wires but nearly there. Also got my dashboard back in satin black with a nice new vinyl insert.
     

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  20. David H

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    Nice:). Keep going. You'll get there & then have a great time enjoying.
    Cheers
     
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